Transit Systems 2019-09-26 2019-10-21

Finance Manager

Company: Gold Coast Transit District View more listings
Location: Oxnard, California
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 116542

Salary Range: $76,948 - $107,942 Annually

Open Until Filled: – First Review October 11, 2019

This position is responsible to plan, organize, and lead GCTD financial services, budgeting, and analytical functions. Specific assigned areas of responsibility may include but are not limited to oversight of accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll services, budget preparation, data management and analysis, report preparation, cash, revenue and inventory procedures and operations, business software, systems and processes.

The Finance Manager may have responsibility for some or all of the following functions:

  • Perform highly complex accounting and financial analysis to provide accurate and timely financial reports to management, government agencies, and the public to support sound decision-making and ensure appropriate public disclosure and accountability.

  • Prepare budgets, analyze financial activities and performance against budget, and recommend action as needed.

  • Plan, organize, and lead financial services functions as assigned, which may include payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable

  • Support general accounting activities with oversight from the Accounting Manager, including but not limited to general ledger, bank or account reconciliations, account coding, audit support, tax filings, report preparation or related tasks as required.

  • Coordinate, analyze and oversee cash and operating revenue processes within GCTD, including fare receipt and processing activities. Control and audit internal and outlet fare media sales, farebox collections and other cash receipts; design and implement check and balance controls and procedures to protect against losses.

  • Design, automate and implement new business processes as needed to address new and changing business operations and data requirements and improve efficiency.

  • Perform data management, analysis and reporting tasks, using financial and operational data, in support of all GCTD departments.

  • Manage and/or support complex audit and reporting projects, including but not limited to federal asset management requirements, annual financial audits, annual NTD reporting, and federal and state triennial reviews.

  • Responsible for financial aspects of grant administration; including use of FTA TrAMS to track grant-eligible expenditures, prepare, execute and maintain records of grant drawdowns; prepare financial reports tracking the financial status of state and federal grants; coordinate with all departments to gather data required for grant reporting. Assist with the preparation of State and Federal grant reporting and applications as needed.

  • Manage financial or administrative special projects and initiatives.

  • Become knowledgeable in all departmental functions and be available to serve as functional backup or support for other team members.

  • Demonstrate excellent writing skills, to prepare written finance policies and procedures.

  • Excellent leadership and strong emotional intelligence to encourage staff at all levels of the organization toward continual improvement.

May be assigned other administrative, financial accounting or analytical responsibilities.

A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, or a related field; AND a minimum of (4 years) of increasingly responsible experience in finance is required. Some experience in managing public sector / transit finance in a supervisory capacity is preferred.

Licensing as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or equivalent is desirable but not required.

Knowledge of:
  • Policies, regulations and practices of the conduct of internal and external audits, accounting and investment of public funds.

  • General cash control, accounting and reconciliation practices

  • Modern business administration, including personnel management, accounting, finance, purchasing, stock control, and insurance;

  • Methods and practices used in administrative investigation, problem resolution and reporting;

  • Principles and practices of supervision and employee counseling; and

  • Math, accounting and financial reporting principles

  • Using TrAMS or other grant administration software (preferred)

Ability to:
  • Understand, interpret and implement government regulations

  • Understand legal and contract requirements as related to payroll and grants

  • Operate a Windows-based PC system and demonstrate strong computer skills across a variety of productivity applications (word processing, presentations, graphics, etc.)

  • Demonstrate strong spreadsheet, database management and data reporting understanding and skills

  • Accumulate and maintain financial and statistical records in an organized and usable fashion

  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships

  • Exercise patience, diplomacy, and confidentiality of information

  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with others

  • Deal fairly and communicate effectively with people of diverse socio-economic backgrounds and cultures

  • Read, write, speak, and understand business English

Ability to obtain and maintain a valid California driver’s license.

  • Office Environment

  • Driving a vehicle to conduct work

  • Speaking to make presentations

  • Sitting for extended periods of time

  • Some tasks may involve the ability to exert physical efforts, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials (20-25 pounds)

This job description is not construed to be an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by the supervisor, department head or general manager.

To apply, please submit the following by email to:
  • Cover Letter / Resume - To be considered for this position, applicants must provide a professionally written cover letter and resume describing their experience and/or training relevant to the job duties described above. Along with the official GCTD application, this cover letter will be used to evaluate qualifications for the position and select the most qualified applicants to proceed in the selection process.

  • GCTD Application:

Or mail to:

OXNARD, CA 93036

All applicants must provide a cover letter, resume and application to be considered. Applications will be evaluated; and the most qualified candidates will be invited to an oral interview. All statements made on the application are subject to verification. Incomplete applications may cause you to be excluded from the selection process.

The process includes a job specific pre-employment job function analysis and a non-dot drug screening to be completed by an industrial health clinic of our choice; criminal background and references will also be checked. All offers of employment are conditioned upon successful completion of this pre-employment process

Gold Coast Transit District (GCTD) is a special purpose transit district that provides public fixed-route and paratransit service in the cities of Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Ventura and the unincorporated areas of Ventura County. With nearly 4 million passenger trips provided each year, GCTD is the largest public transportation operator in Ventura County. The fleet includes 56 buses and 24 paratransit vehicles all powered by clean natural gas supplied by an on- site CNG fueling station. In 2014 Gold Coast Transit District was named Small Agency of the Year by the California Transit Association.

GCTD offers an attractive compensation and benefits package that includes:
  • Medical, Dental, Vision plans

  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

  • Paid Vacation

  • Paid Cumulative Sick Leave

  • Paid Holidays

  • California Public Employers Pension Plan (CalPERS)

  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan

  • Longevity Pay

  • Life Insurance

  • Educational reimbursement

  • Free Public Transit Pass for Employee

Immigration & Control Act of 1986
In order to comply with the provision of this law, all applicants prior to placement must provide proof of work eligibility and attest that they are a citizen, permanent resident alien, or otherwise authorized to be employed.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Gold Coast Transit District is an Equal Opportunity (at will) Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual preference, gender identity, religion, age, veteran status, physical or mental disability, mental condition, or any other category protected by state or federal law.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you need special assistance, please contact GCTD’s Human Resources at (805) 483-3959. EOE

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